Sebastapistes cyanostigma

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Sebastapistes cyanostigma
Sebastapistes cyanostigma, adult, North West WA, Photo: Ian Shaw
Sebastapistes cyanostigma
Sebastapistes cyanostigma, Fonualei Island, Tonga
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Sebastapistes cyanostigma
Sebastapistes cyanostigma


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Grey to red with small white spots densely scattered over head and body, and larger yellow/white blotches. Usually found living among the branches of live coral. Length to 10 cm.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21.6-30.8°C

Depth: 2-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.